Campaign Launch on Tuesday Lunchtime
Following hundreds of offers of support, Micheline is calling a meeting this Tuesday lunchtime to launch a campaign in NUI Galway. She and her supporters want to ensure the university management put right the injustices towards her five female colleagues who, along with her, were not promoted in 2009 and force them to finally publically accept that the subsequent 2014 round of promotions, was again clearly discriminatory.
“I am overwhelmed with the avalanche of good wishes I have received. Until the injustices of previous promotions are redressed, the university cannot set about reform for the future. I also want to use the momentum that my case has created to make sure that reform actually changes things for women” – Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington.
Since so far the university has so far stubbornly dug in its heels and refused to recognize that Micheline’s case affects anyone else, the aim now is to keep up the pressure and to use the positive publicity generated by the desire for change to embarrass the university into seeing the error of its ways and recognise that there is no choice but to correct the terrible gender imbalance in senior posts.
The meeting is sponsored by the University’s Feminist Society which has now collected the endorsement of 25 other student societies for the new campaign. In addition the Equality Officer of the Students’ Union is proposing at the next council meeting a motion that the Students’ Union also support the campaign.
The University societies which have so far endorsed the campaign are: Med Soc, ShoutOut, Mature Students Soc, Orchestra Soc, Zoo Soc, ISS, Chess Soc, GOAL Soc, Bike Soc, Biz Soc, GIG Soc, Baking Soc, YFG, DanSoc, Lit and Deb, Rover Soc, Philosophy Soc, Humanist Atheist Soc, India Soc, An Cumannn Gaelach, Irish Studies Soc, Choral Soc, Math Soc, Vic Soc, Best Buddies.
Michleine has reworked her three conditions for this campaign which are shown in the post below or here
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1503189886613331/